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Immigration Law

Every year, the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada select foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents while meeting international human rights obligations for asylum seekers. Canada has one of the highest immigration rates per capita among developed nations and the world’s largest and most generous immigration programs.

In addition to current federal programs and policies to encourage Canadian citizenship, there are various entry programs available. The entry paths for permanent residency include three broad categories:

1. Family Class

A foreign national may qualify for permanent residence based on their relationship to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. This entry path evaluates the eligibility of both the foreign national and the sponsor. If you receive an invitation to complete an application to sponsor, you must support the foreign nationals financially and ensure they do not require social assistance from the government.

 

2. Economic Class

The purpose of this entry path is to strengthen the nation’s economic and social structure. Generally, foreign nationals are assessed on their professional background, education, and impact on Canada’s economic and social needs. There are different pathways under economic immigration, including the most common, Express Entry, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Program.

 

3. Refugees

Canada’s refugee system is regulated mainly by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. While the Immigration and Refugee Board decides who is a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection, Most quotas or allocations of refugees are supported by the Government-Assisted Refugee program.

Because both the federal and the provincial and territorial governments have shared jurisdiction, Canada’s admissibility policy and screening procedure can be quite complex. We recommend seeking our lawyer’s advice to ensure an efficient process and that you do not become a victim of immigration fraud.

 

Some common immigration law areas the firm can help you with include

  • Permanent Residence

  • Temporary Residence Permits

  • Citizenship

  • Inadmissibility

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